7:18 The holy ones 1 of the Most High will receive the kingdom and will take possession of the kingdom forever and ever.’
7:22 until the Ancient of Days arrived and judgment was rendered 2 in favor of the holy ones of the Most High. Then the time came for the holy ones to take possession of the kingdom.
1 sn The expression holy ones is either a reference to angels or to human beings devoted to God.
2 tc In the LXX, Syriac, and Vulgate the verb is active, understanding “judgment” to be the object rather than the subject of the verb (i.e., “the Ancient of Days rendered judgment”). This presupposes a different vocalization of the verb ( יְהַב [yÿhav] rather than the MT יְהִב [yÿhiv]).